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Our annual obituary

Our annual obituary

The rhythms of the year are unsurprising and predicable; as inevitable as winter snow and spring showers is a declaration of the death of the pro-life movement. This year’s annual pronouncement ran in the National Post shortly following the floor-crossing of several MLAs from the Wild Rose Party to the Progressive Conservatives in Alberta.  The party’s then-leader, Danielle Smith, explained that this move was motivated, in part, by her sense ... (Continue reading)

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‘Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion’ campaign launched

‘Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion’ campaign launched

A new campaign launched in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22 at the U.S. March for Life will reach out to everyone affected by abortion and help them find healing. Officially announced at a press conference held by Priests for Life and the Silent No More Awareness Campaign on Jan. 8 at the National Press Club in Washington, the yearlong “Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion” campaign will use interviews, resources, ... (Continue reading)

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Health Canada delays RU-486 decision

Health Canada delays RU-486 decision

Globe and Mail reported that Health Canada is delaying its decision whether to approve the abortion pill mifepristone, also known as the abortion pill RU-486, until the Fall after requesting additional information from Exelgyn S.A, the drug’s manufacturer, “resetting the clock” on the approval process. A decision had been expected last month. The source of both stories was the National Abortion Federation, which is keeping the media abreast of the ... (Continue reading)

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Former Morgentaler mill in Fredericton to reopen

The Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, N.B., which closed last July, is reopening under a new name and new management, as a “family practice” that offers a “full-scope of reproductive care, including abortions.” Clinic 554’s new director is Adrian Edgar, a “transguy” who specializes not only in abortion but providing “primary care services” to people who self- identify as LGBTQ . He received his medical degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., in 2010 and practiced briefly in Vancouver’s inner city before ... (Continue reading)

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Newfoundland Health Minister will consider expanding abortion access

Newfoundland Health Minister will consider expanding abortion access

Newfoundland Health Minister Steve Kent says he will expand abortion services if women or doctors ask for it. There are about 1,000 surgical abortions committed in Newfoundland and Labrador each year, all them carried out in two facilities in the capital, St. John’s. Health and Community Services Minister Steve Kent said he would ... (Continue reading)

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Best comment about the March for Life

Check out Alissa Golob's tweet of March for Life in Washington this week. A picture is worth a thousand words, and the <140 characters that go with a photo can multiply it many times. (Continue reading)

Planned Parenthood hypocritically backs Ferguson protesters

Planned Parenthood has been criticized for backing the #BlackLivesMatter campaign even though it disproportionately targets its abortion services towards the black community. “We are joining #Ferguson organizers and protesters in DC today – standing in solidarity with you! #HandsUpWalkOut #BlackLivesMatter,” said the organization with its PP Black Community Twitter account on Dec. 1 as part of a Twitter protest against the decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown, a black suspect in the Missouri community ... (Continue reading)

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CMAJ, Society for Family Planning call for more abortion

CMAJ, Society for Family Planning call for more abortion

CLC's Mary Ellen Douglas said a new report is making the same old noises about abortion. A Society for Family Planning (SFP) survey was promoted in the Canadian Medical Association Journal calling for increased abortion access in Canada through the approval of the chemical abortion drug mifepristone, better known as RU-486. Mary Ellen Douglas of ... (Continue reading)

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Mario Cuomo undermined Catholic teaching on abortion

Former New York governor Mario Cuomo, has passed away at the age of 82. Cuomo was a standard-issue liberal in the 1980s and early 1990s, and that meant he supported abortion. An Italian Catholic, he claimed to be "personally opposed" to abortion while maintaining the obligation to defend the state's laws protecting "a woman's right to choose." The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has noted that Cuomo invented the "personally opposed but" line, which attempts to ... (Continue reading)

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Britain votes to ban sex-selective abortion

Britain votes to ban sex-selective abortion

Canadian parliamentarians aren’t even allowed to debate gendercide Conservative MP Leon Benoit raised the issue of gendercide during a statement in the House of Commons Britain is making progress on banning sex-selective abortion. United Kingdom MPs voted in favour of Conservative MP Fiona Bruce’s Abortion (Sex Selection) Bill by 181-1 on ... (Continue reading)

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UNFPA report urges rights to sex, drugs and abortion for children

Upon release of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) annual report, The State of World Population 2014, UNFPA executive director Babatunde Osotimehin lauded the record number of global youth as “potential for economic and social progress” but the report claims that to realize a “demographic dividend” abortion and contraception must be made readily available to adolescents. The report also calls for liberalization of age of consent, drug, and prostitution laws. The State of the World Population report says, “young people require ... (Continue reading)

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Three national abortion groups merge

From Sept. 24 to Nov. 2, 2014, Canadians in 15 different cities across the country participated in 40 Days for Life, an international pro-life campaign that challenges participants to engage in 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, peaceful vigil outside a local abortion facility, and community outreach. The campaign is in its eighth year, and the number of participants continues to grow. “I’m always so inspired by the level of dedication some of our prayer volunteers ... (Continue reading)

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Mississauga woman charged with hiding baby’s body acquitted because abortion is legal

A woman charged with leaving the body of her full-term baby daughter wrapped in a plastic bag on her apartment balcony in 2006 was found to be within her legal rights by an Ontario judge. Justice Toni Skarica of the Ontario Superior Court ruled there was a “reasonable possibility” that the mother killed her daughter before birth and then self-aborted before concealing her body. “The practical effect of the law, as I interpret it, is that any woman can destroy her ... (Continue reading)

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Politicians help fete Planned Parenthood Ottawa

Politicians help fete Planned Parenthood Ottawa

On Oct. 7, Planned Parenthood Ottawa held its annual fundraiser, and the event was attended by politicians and journalists, including two federal party leaders. The event was live-tweeted by Lauren Dobson-Hughes, president of Planned Parenthood Ottawa. She thanked NDP MPs Niki Ashton (Churchill) and Peggy Nash (Parkdale-High Park), NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, Liberal MPs Carolyn Bennett (St. Paul’s) and Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North), and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, who were all in attendance. To the NDP in attendance, Dobson-Hughes, a former NDP ... (Continue reading)

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Workplace discrimination against pregnant women can lead to abortions

Workplace discrimination against pregnant women can lead to abortions

Shoot! How is this going to affect my promotion? Some women are finding it hard to keep a job while being pregnant. The Washington Post reports that police officer Lyndi Trischler from Florence, Kentucky has filed a complaint against the city with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after her supervisors at the police department refused to allow her to do ... (Continue reading)

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